Low Fat Substitutes
Here are several ways you can make your meals less fattening. Once
you get use to low fat eating, high fat foods taste too rich. Note that
these substitutes may not work in every case. Experiment!
We at dougthecook's have used many substitutes with great success. Many are noted in our recipes.
Make extra strength milk by using 1/2 cup of milk powder to make 1 cup of milk. Evaporated skim milk.
Shortening, Lard, Bacon Grease
Extra light olive, safflower, corn, sunflower, canola, or soybean oil.
Baking, roasting, grilling (our favorite), steaming, or microwave.
Try pureed vegetables such as butternut squash, onions, potatoes, turnips, or parsnips.
Use egg substitute or egg whites or a mixture of 1/4 yolks to 3/4 whites.
Use skim milk or a mixture of plain yogurt, water, and a little sweetener. Even 1% milk is better.
Try butter-flavored non-stick spray.
Try cocoa powder. It contains little or no fat.
Corn or Peanut Oil
Try extra light olive oil. It is virtually tasteless and contains better fats.
Low fat mayonnaise, plain yogurt, nonfat sour cream.
Flour (as a thickener)
Use cornstarch or arrowroot as thickeners. They have twice the power of flour.
Oil or Butter (as flavor)
Use tomato juice, fruit juice, vinegars, defatted stock, or vegetable cooking liquid.
Creamy Salad Dressing
Make your own using low or no fat mayonnaise. Or a little extra virgin olive oil. Or reduced calorie dressings.